Several key figures travelled to Soviet Russia in its early days to witness the socialist state in action.
It might sound funny but we need fresh thinking to face up to 21st century challenges. This is one way of looking at the problem.
Britain's Labour under Corbyn is smelling power, and the making of a new social revolution. In contrast, in South Africa's governing ANC is in disarray, with no moral compass or credible leadership.
An alternative vision for British society and a smart move on Brexit made this leader's speech one for the history books.
Tim Bale reports from the seafront in Brighton, where Labour is holding its annual conference.
The Conservatives are in disarray, but they seem to be clinging on regardless. The question is how to unseat them next time.
Winning over urban areas is the surest route to success for Jeremy Corbyn.
The Labour leader has hit his stride during 2017, but Brexit remains a strategic challenge.
Comparisons with other immigration systems that deny rights to temporary workers raise questions over Britain's post-Brexit future.
Labour and the Conservatives need a broader bandwidth to appeal to the modern electorate.
A clueless Tory government and a degenerate EU bureaucracy are locked in a pointless conflict. There must be something more than this.
Unpicking why Labour has shifted its Brexit strategy to push for single market membership during a transitional period.
While both parties may have set out to modernise and renew their ideologies, the ALP's and Labour’s attempts to marry the old and new instead precipitated two separate identity crises.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists the two are inextricably linked. He's wrong.
Scotland's former first minister on Brexit, Scotland and the need for a new generation of visionaries.
What drove young people to turnout in such high numbers to back Corbyn? And will they stick with him?
An exclusive interview with Norman Tebbit on Thatcher, Brexit, Theresa May's potential successors ... and a certain former chancellor.
Steve Howell believes that broadcasting regulations to ensure balance and a mastery of social media allowed people to see the Labour leader as he really is.
Labour's against-the-odds performance has defied conventional wisdom.
Predictable politics was in need of a shake-up.